OROVILLE, Calif. -- Las Plumas' football team had a rough season last year finishing 1-9 in the Butte View League
This year, the Thunderbirds are coached by a familiar face in Don Frasier. He was the offensive line coach the past two years. Now, he’s taking over.
Last season left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. The team struggled all year with injuries.
At one point last season, there was just 19 active players available on the roster. This year, Frasier and his staff are focusing on being proactive instead of reactive...
Frasier says, "We worked hard at implementing a strict conditioning program since june and we had 86 kids show up to that conditioning all thought the summer sacrificing the time and energy and its going to make a difference and it has made a difference."
Sebastian Keck, who didn't play with last years' squad, noticed the impact his new head coach has this year on teammates. "He makes the kids better linemans. They got better a lot. I mean, seeing the difference in last year the scrimmage we got way better."
The T-Birds will put their new team to the test next on August 30th. They’ll head to Susanville to take on Lassen High School at 7:30pm.